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2/21/12 12:11 P

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Being stuck in the house is sure a challenge for activity. I'm glad that you have the stationary bike and other tools to help you stay active during the day.

My biggest obstacle this year has been starting a new job. Last semester, I was working from home. I teach online. I also have a 1 year old baby boy. I found it to be quite the challenge. But this semester, I have started another full time job (on top of teaching online). I am working as a caseworker in a local school district. I am loving both jobs. But I am really struggling to find balance. I am eating out more. I am working out less. I am having MUCH more guilt about being healthy and about spending time with the baby, the family, the husband, the friends and the house. I want to settle into a doable, exciting, well-rounded, and balanced routine.

Goals for the year: I want to lose another 23 pounds. I have met my pre-pregnancy weight goal! Woohoo! But I want to lose that 23 pounds I wanted gone before I was prego with my precious baby. This isn't health related, but I want to purchase a house before the year is out. My husband and I have been working hard to save a down payment and to make sure we are financially set for home ownership. I'm ready. :)

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2/16/12 6:18 P

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In an attempt to re-energize this team and get some new members interested here in Beautiful East Texas I asking yall to post what types of goals and challenges you will be facing in this new year. Let's see if we can do a little problem solving and offer tips to one another on how to achieve those goals and meet those challenges.

I will start:

My biggest CHALLENGE this year is being "housebound" since I having been caring for my bedfast 91 yr. old MIL since last August. Up until now my DH has been staying with her in the morning so I can go to the gym each day and work out. There is a possibility that he will have to go back to work full-time and I will be left here alone to care for her. I will have to find some way to get my calorie burn here at home and since all I have is a stationary bike and an Accu-Hoop it will become more challenging.

My GOAL this year is to get back under my goal weight. So far, I've lost 11 lbs. since the first of the year, so I am doing well. I have another 5 lbs. to get to my goal weight. That will put me at 146. I would like to weigh that will be my next goal once I get back to goal.

What is your biggest challenge this year? What is your goal for 2012?

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